Thursday, July 29, 2021

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick


 

This the fourth book in the Hush, Hush series and the last one. I will say that this was a great read. 

Patch and Nora are still together and if you don't remember what happened in the third book. Nora and Patch had killed her father Hank. Nora is now a Nephilim and surposed to be the head one because she took her fathers spot. 

Dante is Hank's second and he's wanting to help Nora with dealing with the other Nephilim. He tells her that he's going to help train her so she can get stronger in case there is a war between them and the fallen angels. Which is what Patch is.

What Nora doesn't know is that there might be something that could cause her a problem. Dante and a buddy of his, have been crafty something called Devilcraft. It makes you feel stronger and give you a slight blue tone. Something that Nora learns the hard way about. The more you take of it the more you want it and after she gets stabbed one night she starts to have problems. Its really missed up.

Patch tries to help her and gets her something to reverse the devilcraft. She protends to drink it but, doesn't. 

Down the road she finds out that Dante has plans on trying to take her spot as leader. She doesn't know all of what he's wanting to do but, her and Patch have plans. They will do the one thing to keep all her kind safe. 

If you want to know how the story ends. Pick up the book but, remember to read the other three first. 

Well, off to start my next book. Remember to pick up a book, you never know what will be a new favorite. 

Friday, July 23, 2021

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova


 

This is a new take on the history of Dracula. Told by the young teenage girl who lives with her father. Her father, Paul, travels all over the world for his foundation. One day while she's at home she's in her fathers den and sitting on the desk is some papers and a book. She opens the book and the only thing inside it it a picture of a dragon. She is curious but, isn't sure she should ask her father about it.

Her father Paul, has been raising the young girl on his own since his wife Helen had left or disappeared. Its up to him to raise her and protect her from the bad things in the world. What he doesn't realize is that she will be the one to help him find the one thing he wants, his wife, Helen. 

His daughter starts asking him questions. she wants to know what the book and papers mean. So, he does what he knows best and starts to tell her stories that are true. Dracula is one charater that has been written about a few times. But, he doesn't explain that to her. He starts with his time when he was young and still studying at the university. 

He begins by telling her about his Professor Rossi. How smart he was and how he told him about the meaning about the book he has. He also told her that he disappeared right after doing that. He explained that he had stopped looking into the meaning of Dracula for a long time, but that wasn't true. He wanted to find Helen and knew that there was only go to be one way to do that. It was for him to continue looking for Dracula and in doing so, he might get lucky and find his wife, Helen. 

The story pretty much tells you in letters that her father had left for her to read. What her father doesn't know is that she decides to try and find him. Is she smart enough to figure the whole thing out and find out where her father is or will the danger of doing so cause her harm or death. Maybe, her father can't be found. You'll just have to read the book to find out. 

Its an almost 700 page book and it can get a little slow at times. I think its worth reading.

Sorry, it took me so long to get this post up. I had been sick so, its hard for me to read. 

Well, I'm off to start my next book. Remember to read a good book, you never know what just be a new favorite. 

Saturday, June 26, 2021

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare


This is book two of the mortal instruments series. I will say that this was a great read for me. 

Clary is back with her friend Simon. Jace, Alex and Isabelle are at the church they use as a shadowhunters head quarters in New York city. Clary has been staying with Luke after her mom has been in a coma of a sorts. 

Maryse is in the library when Jace walks in on her. She begins to question him about what has been going on. Each time he answers she doesn't believe him. They aren't going to see things the same way and Jace always has this attitude about pretty much everything. Then, when Valentine is brought up he becomes a little diffensive. She pretty much asks him to leave.

The Inquisitor is coming and she has  a problem with Jace. She wants to question him concerning his father which is Valentine. I'll just say this, it doesn't go will over will with him and she decides to lock him up. But, before that happens, Jace has gone to see his father. Because of what he knows. 

His father has killed all the soul brother for the sword they have. He wants to bring a very large amount of demons to take out the clave. The clave is what creates the laws for all the shadowhunters. That isn't going will for Jace because he will never join his father in any way. 

The Inquisitor ends up using special swords to lock up Jace. As will as a magic pair of handcuffs. Her idea is to trade him for the two special things that Valentine has. Jace tries to tell the Inquisitor that Valentine will never do that. Because of her hatefullness towards Valentine she isn't listening to him. 

Things are only going to get worse and it does. 

You'll have to read the book to see what happens and how it ends. I'm not going to spoil it for you. I'll just say this, I really wait to pick up the next one. Remember to pick of a good book, you never know what you might enjoy. 

I'm off to start my next book. 


 

Sunday, June 20, 2021

The Guests on South Battery by Karen White



 

This is the fifth book in the Tradd street series. Melanie has been married to Jack Trenholm for almost a year and they have twins. Charleston is a beautiful southern town. She's having problems trying to figure out if she can leave her twins home. Jack tells her that it will be fine. 

Jayne Smith is waiting in Melanie's office when she arrives at work. When she sees her, she looks like someone but, can't place it. Her and Jack have been wanting to find a nanny again. 

Jayne starts telling her that she has inheritated the house on South Battery street. Melanie knows that house was, Button Pinckney's house. She says she didn't realize that anyone could be so nice but, she doesn't like old houses and would rather sell it and get something more modern. Melanie tells Jayne that she will get ahold of her friend Sophie. They can go look at the house together. 

She offers Jayne to come and meet Jack, Nola and the twins. From all the things she told Melanie about how good she is with kids. 

Their first visit to the old house, seemed like it was going to be fine. Sophie was waiting by the door for us. After pulling up and getting out of the car. The first thing they saw was a black cat. Her and Jayne saw the cat and Sophie said she didn't. That was just the start. After walking through the door, Melanie had this feeling that they were being watched. She knew there was something there but, couldn't seem to see it. 

Jayne seemed to be nervous and didn't really want to do anything. I think she just wanted to leave. There was diffenently something about Jayne that Melanie couldn't figure out and for some reason it felt like she was being blocked by something like when she was pregnant with the twins. It bothered her but, also didn't. Melanie was never one to open herself to spirits very easliy and it took her mother to help her deal with it. 

Jayne is really good with the twins. Jack has been having problems writing and isn't sure why. His daughter Nola has been having problems writing music too. Jayne gave Sophie promision to renovate the house. Melanie's mom and her decide to head over to the house and see what they can find out about the spirits. When they arrive, they see the cat. The house doesn't feel right but, they both go in after Melanie unlocks the door. They both feel who ever it is. Her mom says, that there are more then one spirit here. What they don't know is who, but they can guess. 

Up in the attic, her mom, is looking at a few things when a sheet that was hanging down goes from there to around her mom's neck. Not good because it starts to choke her mom. It takes a few to get it unwrapped. 

Well, that's all I'm going to say. Don't want to give away the ending. I'll just say, pick up the book and read it. Its really good. The author is a great writer. 

Remember to always try new author, you never know you might just find something worth reading more then once. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Crash by Lisa McMann


This is the first book in a new series. Its also a very fast read. Chapters are very short. 

Jules, Trey and Rowan Demarco all live above their families pizza restraunt. Sawyer Angotti and his family have their pizza restraunt across the street and neither one of them get along. Something happened quite some time ago to cause this. 

Jules has been having visions of a crash and explosion. She doesn't understand why she's seeing this right off the bat. As time goes on, she is starting to see it more places. Its starting to drive her crazy. In some ways she thinks she is going crazy. 

Trey, her older brother keeps asking her if she's alright because she's acting weird. Going to school is getting hard because every where she is, she sees Sawyer. She's been in love with him since they were kids and because of the problem with their two families she can't been seen with him. 

In the visions she keeps seeing. there are nine body bags and in one of them is Sawyer. She needs to find some way to save him. So one day, she finds a way to talk to him and warn him about the crash. He doesn't seem to believe her. In a way, she thinks that he thinks she's crazy and acts like its nothing. He also tells her that they shouldn't be seen together. 

When the visions get so bad, she fakes it like she's really sick. She starts taking notes on everything she's seeing. She's wanting so badly to be able to save Sawyer. She even, tells him that she loves him. Which doesn't seem to mean anything to him. 

Well, I hate to make this so short, but because of how this book is. I don't want to give the ending away. You'll have to read the book to find out what happens. It wasn't a bad book. Maybe, slightly slow tell you get farther into it. 

Remember to read a good book. There are plenty out there. Try one on my blog. You might find a new favorite. I'm off now to start my next book. If you read my book news, you'll have to wait tell the book is read before I add it on here. Yes, its just like a mystery. You'll never know what I read next. 

 

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Hidden by P.C.Cast and Kristin Cast


 This is the tenth book in the House of night series. Zoey and her friends have finished the reveal and are heading back to the house of night. They can see smoke coming from there and they aren't sure what's going on. Neferet has been at the house to do one last ritual. She had killed a cat. 

Professor Lenobia and Travis are saving all the horses. He gets burned but Lenobia has a strange thought running through her head that he reminds her of someone she used to love. That brings on a strange thing that causes her to feel again. 

Thanatos is the new high priestess of the house of night. She is one of the high counsels special vampires. They are to make their judgement over Neferet and they do. They shun her. Which doesn't bother Neferet one bit. Because she has chosen darkness over good she just wants to cause problems.

Kalona has changed who he is but, is still struggling over his discision. He has desided to be the new head warrior and protector of the school. This will be his biggest challenge. Aurox is the beast that has tried to kill Zoey and did kill Dragon. It was sad and he didn't realize that Zoey did what she could to keep that from happening. 

One morning Zoey's grandma was setting everything up for her ritual. She was doing a protection spell when Neferet showed up in front of her and attacked her. She bound her with the evil strands and took her with her. Later, in the day, Aurox came by the house and he sensed Neferet and knew that Grandme Rainbird was gone. He needed to get back to the school and tell Zoey and them what had happened. He knew it probably wasn't going to be easy. He was hated.

Erin, their one friend has been changing and ended up getting together with Dallas, who's one of the evil red fleddling's/ This didn't go over will for Zoey but, she knew she wasn't going to be able to trust her. 

Well, I'm going to leave it there. Your going to have to read the book to see how it ends. I will say it was a little slow but, the end was good. 

I'm off to start another book. Remember to read a good book, you never know how many books can surprise you. 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Outfox by Sandra Brown


 

FBI Agent Drex Easton has been hunting and looking for Weston Graham for about twenty years or so. He has been wanting to take him down for killing his mother. Gil Lewis and Mike Malloy are his partners in crime. They have been helping him for years and they are FBI agents too. 

Jasper Ford has been waiting for his wife to come home from her trip. Drex had decided to head to Charleston in hopes to watch and see what's going on in the house next door to the place he rented for a few months. He had the idea that this Jasper was the person he was looking for. What surprised him, was that the guy had gotten married. He hadn't met his wife yet. 

Jasper has invited him out on a cruise, on a friends boat. There he will be introduced to his wife. He was excited but, knew he needed to be careful. After arriving and getting on the Yacht. He was introduced to the owner, Elaine. A few minutes later, he saw his wife and knew he was in trouble. She was a knock out, her name is Talia. 

Their cruise around the water was good and Drex spent a little while trying to ask and avoid as many questions as he could. He was really having a problem. He was very attracted to her and everything in him wanted her so badly. But, she was with a crazy person for the moment. 

Later on the night after he got home, he had already put a listening device in the kitchen so he could here what they were saying. They had talked about getting together one more time for dinner but, because he didn't know that many restraunts he needed a list. What he didn't know was that in the morning he was going to have a visitor. 

Talia showed up at his door. She was wearing jeans and to him they showed every curve of her body. He thought, "damn," he wanted to take her right there but, couldn't/ He was there to get Jasper. He knew that Jasper had killed nine women so far. She had come to give him a list of restraunts. 

Well, I'll say this. The ending of this book will surprise you. Because it surprised me. Loved it. But, when it comes to this author, I've never been disappointed. You'll have to pick up the book and read it. 

I'm off to start my next book. Remember to pick up a good book. 

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

  This the fourth book in the Hush, Hush series and the last one. I will say that this was a great read.  Patch and Nora are still together ...